July 28, 2011

Midnight in Paris

Who has seen the new Woody Allen movie? I did a few weeks ago and found it so sweet and charming. It's a beautiful and loving portait of Paris that will make you cherish it all the more. If you've seen it, who were your favorite characters? I thought that Adrian Brody pulled off Dali brilliantly and a confounded Luis Bunuel was hysterical (in an understated way).

July 20, 2011

Lazy hazy days of summer

The summer heat continues here in Montreal as it does in much of North America. So I've got summer on the brain. Here are some images from Nice on the Cote d'Azur to help you dream of cool ocean breezes and lazy days spent on the beach.

July 18, 2011

Seeing Red

Today's post is brought to you by the color red.

I love how pops of color have even greater visual impact against the neutral color palette of Parisian architecture.

July 11, 2011

Paris Polaroids

Today kicks off 'Roid Week, so to get in the mood, I'm sharing a few of my Paris polaroids. The subtle tones of 600 film are so perfectly suited to Paris. I used most of my remaining 600 film here, because frankly, where better to use such a precious thing?

July 07, 2011

City of Light

Paris is nicknamed the City of Light because it became a center of education and ideas in the Age of Enlightenment and because it was one of the first cities to adopt street lighting. A third reason, of course, is its collection of FABULOUS chandeliers.

July 05, 2011

Rooftop Soliloquy

Before my trip, I read the book Rooftops of Paris. It contains utterly beautiful watercolor paintings by Fabrice Moireau depicting this "levitated, almost unreal world". To capture his views, he would slip into apartment buildings, pretending to live there, and painted while perched precariously on high. I wasn't quite as bold as Fabrice, but was determined to capture this landscape of form, pattern, and rhythm. There is nothing like the feeling of stepping out onto a rooftop to suddenly have Paris there in front of you, in all its magic, at an unfamiliar altitude.